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Quitman FFA students involved in fatal accident

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Skylar Carpenter. Photo Source: Facebook. Skylar Carpenter. Photo Source: Facebook.

CANTON, TX (KLTV) - The Quitman ISD Interim-Superintendent Rick Flanagan confirms that a vehicle on a school trip was involved in an accident near Canton, around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday.

The students were high school FFA students heading to San Antonio.

The Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace office confirms that there is a fatality. Quitman High School confirms that the fatality is 15-year-old student Skylar Carpenter.

Trinity Mother Frances Health System says they were told that there are 6 injuries related to the wreck. Three are going to Mother Frances, 2 by air, 1 by ground.

According to AP, Trooper Jean Dark of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the teacher driving her personal vehicle apparently overcorrected when a front wheel slipped off the pavement and veered across and off the road. The SUV flipped, ejecting the 15-year-old girl.

Mother Frances reports that one 15-year-old female is in fair condition. A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male who were admitted at the time of the accident, have since been released.

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